NFL free safety with the Atlanta Falcons, Erik Harris is a professional football player. He stands 1.88 m tall and weighs 100 kg. He played football when a student at New Oxford High School. In addition, he spent four seasons playing collegiate football with the California Vulcans at Pennsylvania Western University. He has 231 defensive tackles at the end of his collegiate career.
In 2010, he was chosen for the First Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (All-PSAC) and the Second Team All-PSAC in 2011. On April 11, 2013, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed Harris. He participated in 45 games with Hamilton, recording 79 defensive stops and 27 on special teams. He had three interceptions and a touchdown catch in offense.
Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints in February 2016. The Saints released him on September 2, 2017. He signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Oakland Raiders in the same month. On December 21, 2020, the Raiders placed him on the COVID-19 list and the reserve list. On January 1st, 2021, he became active. He committed to the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year deal in March 2021.
He was put on season-ending injured reserve after sustaining a torn pectoral in Week 14. Through 12 starts, he recorded 64 tackles and eight passes defended to finish the season. He re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year deal in March 2022.
Where Did Erik Harris Attend College?
Erik Harris attended Pennsylvania Western University.
When Was Erik Harris Drafted?
Erik Harris was not drafted. He was signed into his first professional football team in April 2013.